Directions, transportation, and lodging

Getting to History Camp

History Camp Boston will be held at Suffolk University Law School’s Sargent Hall, located at 120 Tremont Street in Boston  (Google map), in downtown Boston across from the Old Granary Burying Ground on the Freedom Trail and steps from Boston Common.

Flying

Boston’s Logan is closest; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, and T. F. Green in Warwick, Rhode Island are both within about an hour’s drive.

When making your reservations, consider staying at least through Sunday afternoon.

Mass transit

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority website and the MBTA Trip Planner. have helpful information about using the subway (the “T”) and commuter rail, though Google Maps may be the simplest overall since it includes information on all transportation options.

Commuter rail: It’s about a 10 minute walk to Suffolk from South Station and a 15 minute walk from North Station.

Outlying subway stations: To avoid driving in the city, head to one of the outlying subway stations where you can park and take the subway in. The station locations: Blue Line – Wonderland, Green Line – Riverside, Red Line – Alewife or Braintree. The stop closest to Suffolk Law School is Park Street on the Green and Red lines. From there, it’s a two minute walk.

Alternatively, the Blue line goes to Government Center, which is a couple blocks from Suffolk. The Government Center station is on Cambridge St., which turns into Tremont St.

Parking

If you are driving in, on a Saturday morning there’s not much traffic. We recommend two garages:

  • The garage for One Beacon Street. The garage entrance (pictured below) is at 32 Tremont Street. Open 24 hours. For additional information, view their site or call them at (617) 646-7237.

One Beacon Street Garage Entrance

  • The Garage at Post Office Square.  The garage entrance is at 55 Pearl Street and 130 Congress Street. Open 24 hours. For additonal information, view their site or call them at (617) 646-1430

These are both close and modern.

Other nearby garages

In addition to those listed here, you can find discounted parking with a parking app, such as Spot Hero.

  • Center Plaza Garage—Entrances on Somerset and Tremont Streets
    617-742-7807
  • Charles River Garage—Entrance on Cambridge Street under the Charles River Shopping Plaza parking lot next to the Holiday Inn Hotel.
    617-742-2819
  • Pi Alley Garage—275 Washington Street
    617-720-2006
  • Government Center Garage—Entrances on New Sudbury and New Chardon Streets
    617-227-0385
  • Boston Common Garage—Entrance on Charles Street (between the parks)
    617-954-2098

Lodging

There are hundreds of choices throughout the area, from hotels and Airbnbs in the city to less expensive lodging outside the city.

The Parker House is just steps from Suffolk Law School where History Camp takes place. It is legendary, and can be expensive.

If you stay outside of Boston, since our event is on a Saturday, driving in or taking mass transit won’t be bad. You can also drive to one of the outer MBTA stations and take the “T” or Uber in. See more Transit information above.

Even if you’re not flying in or driving a long distance, you may wish to consider staying in or near Boston. History Camp takes place on Saturday and we’ll have a special event Saturday night. In addition, some local organizations may have special tours, events, or discounts for History Camp attendees on Sunday.